just saw someone on twitter argue that defunding the police is austerity so that's enough of that for today

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austerity isn't just when the state stops paying for things, austerity is when the state _replaces_ material support for people's needs with violent repression

@dankwraith supporting the Iraq war as anti austerity, as a bit

@dankwraith socialism is when the government does things
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austerity is when the government stops doing things

@melissasage @dankwraith It's disturbing how many people genuinely believe this to be a fact.

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